“We are moving towards the solstice, and there is still so much here I do not understand.” – Adrienne Rich
This is the holiest day of the year for me. I’ve written ad nauseum about it. For many many years my parents co-hosted a Winter Solstice black tie dance on this night. It’s the darkest day of the year yet it also holds the promise that tomorrow we begin to move towards the light. Deep darkness that holds the promise of light. That’s what this day means to me. I am thinking of Adrienne Rich’s words which are in my head most days. The more I know, the less I understand. Darkness. Light. Memory. Movement. Life.
From Instagram on 12/21/23. Photos below from a family wedding on 12/20/23. And below, some links to previous thoughts on the solstice.
The Huffington Post: Darkness and Light